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Kogi PDP Governorship Aspirant Decry Poor State of Health System

…Says he joins Guber Race because of the System Failure that needs  urgent rescue

By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship aspirant and Abuja based Medical Dr Abu Sunday  has decried the poor state of Health Institutions, lack of adequate facilities and lack of training and retraining personnel in the country, arguing that without adequate infrastructures, bringing more equipments and training of human resources to handle these facilities Nigerians  may not enjoy best of health service  delivery like in western climes.

Dr. Abu who disclosed this while speaking in a chat with newsmen shortly after delivering a paper on Health related issues   to the students of Kogi State University at  a programme organised by Advocacy Initiative  for the  governorshp aspirants  across all political parties in the state.

He explained that there is urgent need to build more infrastructures, building more equipments and train and retrain of  human resources to take of care of the equipments so that there will reduction infant mortality, maternal mortality and death rates generally.

Dr Abu Sunday

Dr Abu noted that in western climes where the Health systems are  very standard and working perfectly, the death rate is lower, stressing that when compare to what is happening in Nigeria which is on high side over 110 to just 1.8 percent therefore there is need to standardise our health system.

The Governorship aspirant explained that he has joined governorship race ahead of 2919 Gubernatorial election in November because of the system decay, adding that this has affected every sectors and nothing is working in Kogi State.

He pointed out that at inception of Kogi State in 1991,the State inherited Six General Hospitals in Idah, Dekina, Ankpa, Okene, Kabba and Lokoja, noting that the federal government took over that of Lokoja which now a Federal Medical Centre, others are already dilapidating with no adequate equipments.

He also lamented that all Water Works were perfectly the working in those day providing water for everyone to drink, stating that these are no longer working in Kogi State and there is urgent need to resuscitate these systems.

“I am into politics because of the system failures. Most of the Systems have dilapidated, nothing is working again .It is the pain of our system failure that is bring some of us out to join politice, since it is only through politics . The pain to restore ,pain to rescue, pain to resuscitate and build those systems that have ceased working to work again. What happened to Agriculture which was mainstay of our economy?”, he stressed.

He added that Kogi State is in dare need of rescue and there is need for capable hands to come out to salvage the state from maladministration now, stressing that nothing has changed in the State despite human and natural resources accrued to Kogi State.

During the interaction with the Elders Forum of the 14 wards l Dekina/ Okura  at Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Kogi State, Chief John Odawn in Egume, the aspirant solicited for supports saying ldees of the party, saying he has high pedigree to rule Kogi State and pleading that he will not disappoint them if given the mandate.

Also speaking at Ajiyolo Ogbaloto in Dekina Biradu districts to Party executives , Dr. Abu restated commitment to run all an inclusive government, saying that he will be meeting the people at grassroots at regular interval to ask for their needs.


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